Are you ready for the spotlight? Make your story standout at The Birmingham Moth StorySLAM on Tuesday, October 15.

Telling stories at The Moth StorySlam
The best stories are featured on The Moth Radio Hour, which airs on more than 500 public radio stations, and on The Moth’s eponymous podcast. Photo via Henry Cromett for The Moth.

At a Moth StorySLAM in August I opted for the anonymous route. The host read my response to the question, “Tell us about a time you let the cat out of the bag” – which I answered literally. The story got about two laughs (thanks mom and dad) and some constructive criticism from the host stating that whoever wrote it should work on their penmanship. 

Trying to learn where I went wrong, I contacted Claire Flowers, the regional producer for the story slam in Birmingham. She filled me in on mastering the theme, how to tell a good story in only five minutes and ways to work on my handwriting (just kidding).

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7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo via Southern Environmental Center

East Pinson Valley is one of those parts of Birmingham that you might not get to much unless you live here…like me! It’s home to some hidden gems you’re gonna want to check out.

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Son encouraged to “dig deeper” at The Altamont School. Now he is bringing clean water to the world.

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Rita and Shawn Goyal deliver water filtration units to Puerto Rico . Photo courtesy of Rita Goya.l

Rita Goyal thought her son Shawn, a student at The Altamont School, was going to just “check the box” when he was looking for an Eagle Scout project in 2017.

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11 women in wellness making Birmingham healthier

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Jasper Elliot Wolfe of Conscious Body Healing Arts Center. Photo by R. Daniel Walker

If you’ve spent any time in wellness spaces in Birmingham, you’ve probably noticed there are a lot of women helping other women find balance and wholeness in their lives.

We decided to introduce you to 11 of these women and what they have to offer. We know we can’t include everybody. So, do be sure to tag us @bhamnow to let us know who we missed!

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Find your special place. Open houses for Oct. 11-13

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 32 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!


121 COOPER AVE TRUSSVILLE,AL 35173 (RealtySouth)

Open House: ROSEDALE ESTATES 10/13 14:00-16:00
121 COOPER AVE
TRUSSVILLE,AL 35173
2305 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms 2 full/1 half baths
$212000
For more info, contact Rodney Bates at 205-335-0354 or email rbates@realtysouth.com

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Hoopin’ at the Hill + 2 other ways to celebrate UAB’s 50th anniversary with Homecoming 2019 from Oct. 17th-19th

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Blaze the Dragon leads the parade to Legion Field. Photo submitted.

It’s the University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s birthday! 50 years ago, UAB officially became its own university. Since its such a special year, UAB will be celebrating Homecoming from October 17th to October 19th–and you’re invited!

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7 reasons to go see Ghostbusters in Concert with the ASO Oct. 25, 7PM at Samford’s Wright Center. Use code GHOSTNOW for 25% off

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The original Ghostbusters. Photo supplied

If you missed the 35th anniversary showing of Ghostbusters, never fear. You can check out the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Ghostbusters in Concert.

It’s at 7PM on October 25 at Samford’s Wright Center. Tickets range from $15-80. Use code GHOSTNOW and get 25% off your tickets here.

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Big changes coming to the Southtown neighborhood in Birmingham. Find out the latest details here.

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Gensler‘s conceptual render of the Southtown redevelopment.

Last week, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) took a big step forward in the renewal of Southtown Court. The HABD board of commissioners unanimously approved the agreement for the redevelopment plan for Southtown. Here’s what you need to know.

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Your guide to free food delivery at 4 Birmingham breweries

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We got all this delivered right to our table at Trim Tab. Oh, AND with no delivery fee using code “BHAMNOW” on Waitr. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you didn’t know already, you can get food delivered to your home, work and even Birmingham breweries by Waitr. Here’s everything you need to know including 4 Birmingham breweries that are food delivery friendly + what eats to order and new brews recently released. Oh, and Pro Tip: Make sure to use code “BHAMNOW” for free delivery when you order from Waitr. You’re welcome. 

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Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City is happening tonight, Oct. 10 at The Lyric in Birmingham—Get tickets + see the local celebs competing!

“I’ve always been really good at saying no to dancing in any situation, but it was hard to resist helping a charity as special as First Light… Alas, I now have to throw a professional ballerina in the air six times at the Lyric Theatre.” -Will Lochamy | Photo via Will Lochamy on Facebook

The 3rd annual Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City benefitting First Light is happening tonight at The Lyric Theatre in Birmingham tonight Oct. 10 at 6:30PM, and you don’t want to miss this year’s competition. Keep reading for all the details including a list of local celebs competing + how to get tickets.

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From science to CFO—Birmingham native Russ Chambliss leads local business with Alabama EMBA education

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Russ Chambliss in the workshop at Precision Grinding, Inc. Photos by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Pursing a master’s degree is never an easy thing, and neither is going back to school after you’ve been out in the workforce. Birmingham native Russ Chambliss, a local executive and 2006 graduate of the Executive MBA Program at The University of Alabama, filled us in on why it’s worth it.

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5 places to take your used running shoes in Birmingham

My running buddy, Lola, with some of my tried-and-true Asics. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Earlier this week, we told you about 10 fall runs coming up in Birmingham. Are you getting some new kicks for the occasion? Is it time for some new ones anyway? If so, here are the spots in Birmingham where you can take your used ones. 

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Temperatures are (finally) dropping in Birmingham! Here are 3 things to bake to get in the fall spirit

Pumpkin cream cheese goodness. Photo via Sally’s Baking Addiction

If you’ve stepped foot outside this week, you may have noticed something—it’s not sweltering in Birmingham! While we may not be able to claim that it’s “chilly” quite yet, cooler weather is definitely on its way. If you’re planning on taking advantage this weekend with a hike or a picnic, bake these fall treats to bring along with you!

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